Camping Cake (Bundt Kuchen)

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs, separated
3 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup milk

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Blend in egg yolks, one at a time. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk, mixing well after each addition. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into grease and floured 10" bundt or tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees, 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes. Turn out of pan and glaze.


1 1/3 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. milk
Dash of salt

Combine ingredients; mix until well blended; drizzle over cake.

-- Florence Jessie Meredith Sproul, "Grandma Sproul," 1914-2004

Grandma Sproul would make this cake before we would go camping in California. She kept it in a BIG brown tin. It would taste so good after a day in the woods.